April 2017 Events

April 8, 2017: Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. Topic will be on citrus with Tom Delfino.

We will also be having the greenwood scion exchange. Citrus scion wood will be available for purchase. Please remember! No citrus scion wood may be brought from home gardens for trading due to the risk of HLB or citrus greening disease!
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February 2017 Events

February 11, 2017: Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. Topic will be presented by our member George Tyson, speaking on irrigation and water needs of our trees. In particular, he will discuss how much water and when to apply it in order to keep your trees healthy and productive. He will also speak on drought tolerance of common and uncommon fruiting plants.

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January 2017 Events

January 14, 2017: Annual Scion Exchange! Event opens at 10:00 for members, and at 11:00 for the public. We will stay open until about 3:00, but come early if you can! This event is free of charge, but donations are accepted! Signs will be out to help you find the Multi-Cultural Center at Emma Prusch Park. If you have not paid up membership in advance, we will have someone available to help you!

At the scion exchange you will find scion wood, and cuttings for rooting, for many types of deciduous fruiting trees, as well as some shrubs  and vines. Come prepared for the best results! Bring tape or tags for labeling your selections, and bags to place them in. Lists of what you are looking for can help to guide you. There will be CRFG members ready to help with your questions.

While this is an “exchange” you are not required to bring scion wood. If you have a tree at home with delectable fruit, and you would like to share some wood, please bring a labeled bag of scions that are pencil thick, and 10 or so inches long. We try to make sure that we do not share wood of varieties that are still under patent. If you have a question about what you might bring, please show someone with a name tag, and we can check for you!

Also available will be a table of supplies for grafting if you would like to purchase something. There will also be two grafting demonstrations to help insure your success with the wood you take home!

See you there!

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December 2016 Events

December 10, 2016: Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. Presentation will be by C. Todd Kennedy,  who is well known in the CRFG for speaking and writing about many kinds of fruit. Todd will be presenting on variety selection of fruit trees for our area. This is great timing for us as we make plans for buying new trees, and for making selections for grafting.

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October 2016 Events

October 8, 2016:  Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. Presentation will be by Ann Northrup, plant pathologist. She will be speaking on disease problems, and management of these problems that show up in our fruit trees. She will also speak about abiotic disorders, such as sun, water, and mineral imbalances.

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September 2016 Events

September 18, 2016: At 11:30, we will be having a guided tour of an orchard in San Jose. This is available for members only.

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August 2016 Events

August 13, 2016:  Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. We will have a potluck at this meeting. Please bring something tasty to share. Also plan on bringing your plates, cups, and utensils. Come with something about your garden to share as well! This is also a potluck of ideas! We will plan on sharing tricks, wisdom, tools, and successes from our gardens. We can also work on problem solving for things that are not going well! We will also have a fig grafting demonstration!

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